Jordan king to visit Libya for talks
Jordanian King Abdullah II headed to Libya Sunday as part of a four-nation tour that also includes the United States, Japan and Singapore, where he is expected to hold talks with leaders on the Arab-Israeli peace process, the situation in Iraq and bilateral relations.
According to <i>Petra</i> news agency, the King's tour comes within "the intensive efforts led by (the King) to revive the peace process and put it back on its proper track, and support efforts that aim at restoring security and stability to Iraq."
King Abdullah's talks with U.S. President George W Bush on Monday will focus on the current developments in the Middle East in addition to U.S.-Jordanian relations.
In Japan, the king is scheduled to meet Emperor Akihito and hold talks with Japanese premier Koizumi and Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura on Japanese-Jordanian relations and means to develop them especially in the economic and investment fields.
King Abdullah will also meet with Japanese parliamentary and economic officials.
He will then head to Singapore to meet with President Sellapan Rama and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on enhancing bilateral relations.